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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
Genius as such can neither be explained nor treated away; only, at times, its delay and inhibition and its perversion to destructive or self-destructive ends.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius.
Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
It takes immense genius to represent, simply and sincerely, what we see in front of us.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The parting genius is with sighing sent.
Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
We define genius as the capacity for productive reaction against one's training.
Before I was a genius I was a drudge.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life.
Men of genius are the worst possible models for men of talent.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
The mark of genius is an incessant activity of mind. Genius is a spiritual greed.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede - not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
Too often we forget that genius ... depends upon the data within its reach, that Archimedes could not have devised Edison's inventions.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Genius is only great patience.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.
The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.
The poet's scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. The Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.


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